Dianthus Fruit Punch® 'Raspberry Ruffles' Description
Countless colorful petals make each flower of Fruit Punch 'Raspberry Ruffles' dianthus a work of art! This exceptionally floriferous dianthus from Proven Winners boasts a unique raspberry-pink color with a delicate pink edge for a delightful two-toned effect. You'll enjoy boatloads of blooms emerging from neat mats of blue-green foliage in early summer, then again in autumn. They look fantastic in the garden, but they also make excellent cut flowers, and can be used just like min-carnations from the florist in arrangements.
The Fruit Punch series of dianthus from Proven Winners make an ideal addition to any flower or perennial garden; they're also perfect for rock gardens, succulent collections, or as a nice edging to paths, walkways, and landscape beds. Collect all of the fabulous colors in the series, or go wild planting just your favorite. Either way, you'll love this easy-care flower.
Special features: deer resistant, long blooming, cut flower, sun-loving, rock gardens, Proven Winners.
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- Botanical name:
Dianthus 'Raspberry Ruffles'
- Common name:
Dianthus, pinks, carnation
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
8-10" X 12-14"
- Flower color:
Carmine pink, with a shell-pink edge
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Cottage gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
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- Patent #: PP30073
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Soil: Dianthus aren't particularly fussy about soil, though they do require good drainage.
Light: Full sun is preferred; can grow in part shade, though the blooms will not be as prolific.
Water: Average water needs. Drought tolerant once established, but should be watered regularly during periods of hot, dry weather.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: Nothing special required; one application of garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
Winterizing: Remove all the dead and fallen plant matter to prevent the risk of rot or damage. Evergreen perennial may look a bit tatty coming out of harsh winters, but will recover as spring begins.
Maintenance & pruning: Little to no pruning or maintenance needed. Though deadheading is not required, it will encourage additional flower production. Cut blooms as desired to use in arrangements.
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